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Seminary Students to Mobilize Jewish Public Opinion Against War in Southeast Asia

The Students for Peace organization of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the conservative institution, has set up a speakers bureau to send Seminary students to speak at Jewish groups on behalf of efforts to mobilize Jewish public opinion against United States participation in the Vietnam War, the Seminary announced. The statement said the students will discuss, before synagogues, schools, youth and other groups in the Jewish community, “the moral issues involved in the escalation and expansion of the war in Indo China and the growing violence in our cities. They will inform the Jewish public of their plans to mobilize public opinion against the war and outline possible courses of action which can be taken by concerned individuals.” The Students for Peace group, comprised of students from the Teachers Institute-Seminary College of Jewish Students, and the Seminary’s Rabbinical School, will lobby in Washington for the passage of anti-war legislation and canvass communities to develop support for such legislation, the announcement said. The students, during the summer, “explore with other young people the forms of political action possible within the framework of a democratic society and the Jewish tradition.”

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